Barry Manilow Memorabilia Set for Auction at NY Theatre Barn Benefit, 4/14

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New York Theatre Barn will live auction three rare items donated by Barry Manilow from his personal collection to raise funds for New York Theatre Barn when he headlines their benefit A Conversation with Barry Manilow: From Selling Jingles to Selling Out Broadway on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2pm in New York City.

The three items to be auctioned are: 1) a poster for Manilow's Barry Manilow II album, 2) a photograph taken on the set of the The Dick Cavett Show of Barry Manilow, Bette Davis, and Dick Cavett, and 3) the original lead sheet of the title song of Mr. Manilow's 6th studio album, One Voice, sketched in pencil. All three items are autographed by Barry Manilow.

This announcement follows a previous one made on March 23, 2013 that Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning "showman of our generation" (Rolling Stone) Barry Manilow will headline a benefit event for the New York-based non-profit theatre company New York Theatre Barn called A Conversation with Barry Manilow: From Selling Jingles To Selling Out Broadway on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2pm in New York City. All proceeds will support New York Theatre Barn's groundbreaking platform for new musicals and their writers NYTB in the D-Lounge, and its other mission-driven programming and outreach.

With his recent return to Broadway and upcoming Manilow/Bruce Sussman-penned Harmony in mind, New York Theatre Barn brings Manilow back to his original love-the theatre and writing for the theatre. At A Conversation with Barry Manilow, Manilow will discuss his early years, his approach to songwriting, and what he's learned along the way from jingle writing to selling out Broadway, for an intimate audience of 250 emerging writers, theatre patrons, and friends of New York Theatre Barn. Attendees will be invited to send in questions for Manilow in advance, and many will be asked during a Q&A section at the end of the program.

Tickets range from $100 to $250, with a limited number of $50 tickets available for emerging writers. $250 tickets include entry to an exclusive reception with Manilow following the event. For tickets visit www.nytheatrebarn.org, or call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Venue will be released upon purchasing a ticket.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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